Opening times and rates

Opening times

  • From April to September and during school holidays: Sunday-Thursday 10am-7pm / Friday and Saturday 10am-9pm
  • From October to March, excluding school holidays: Sunday-Thursday 10am-6pm / Friday and Saturday 10am-8pm 
  • Last entrance 1hr before closing
  • The book and gift shop is open during the art centre’s opening hours.
  • Visit duration : 1hr-1hr15

Online booking recommanded


Full rate  €15 
Senior rate (more than 65 years old*)  €14 
Reduced rate (students, unemployed people and teachers - on presentation of written proof of less than 3 months) €12,50 

Youth rate (6-25 years old, Bordeaux Métropole young person card holders and his accompanying*) 

Family rate (2 adults + 2 young people from 6 to 25 years old*) €40 
Group rate (minimum of 20 people) From €12,50
School rate (minimum of 20 pupils) €7

Free for:
- Aged 5 years and less
- Disability card-holders
- Journalists
- ICOM and ICOMOS card-holders, museum's scientific staff
- 1 driver and 1 supervisor per group ; 1 driver par school group and 1 supervisor for 8 paying pupils

* on presentation of written proof 

Getting to the Bassins des Lumières

Bassins des Lumières
Impasse Brown de Colstoun 33 300 Bordeaux
Tél : 05 35 00 00 90

By road

A10 then rocade A630/E5/E606. Go out sortie 4 « Zone Industrielle Blanquefort, Bordeaux-Nord ». Turn left into Boulevard Aliénor d'Aquitaine, turn left into Place de Latule then immediatly turn right into Boulevard Alfred Daney. Continue on Boulevard Alfred Daney, the Base sous-marine is on your right.

There are a few free parking spaces, but they are quickly taken up. You can book your parking space online to enjoy your visit in peace.

Public transport

From downtown (stop Quinconces) 
Tram C : stop Raveziès (towards Blanquefort or parc des expos)
Then bus n°9 : stop base sous-marine (towards Brandenburg)

From Saint Jean railway station  
Tram C : stop Raveziès (towrads Blanquefort or parc des expos)
Then bus n°9 : stop base sous-marine (towards Brandenburg)

Please consult timetables on the TBM Transport Bordeaux Métropole website.


The Bassins des Lumières are accessible to visitors in wheelchairs.

Buggies are allowed but we advise you to bring a baby carrier.

Pets are not allowed in the art centre (with the exception of guide dogs for the blind persons on presentation of proof).

The programme in the Bassins des Lumières may present risks for people with epilepsy and is not recommended for children under 2 years old.